Koh Tao – meaning ‘Turtle Island’ – lives up to its name, being the scuba diving destination of choice in Thailand. The perfect white-sand beaches which ring the hilly 21 km² islands are surrounded by the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Thailand. The vibrant coral reefs there is home to a wide range of exciting and colourful sea creatures, including turtles, naturally. The compact island is 55 km to the north of Koh Samui and was only really ‘discovered’ in the early 1980s, but now supports a varied selection of hotels, from budget guesthouses and beach bungalows all the way up to five-star luxury resorts. The choice of restaurants and nightlife establishments has also been constantly growing, to the point that there is now something for almost every taste. So far from civilisation, while still being relatively easily reached, it is the idyllic tropical island paradise.

Haad Tien beach how is that for a location to chill out

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Ko Nang Yuan🌴 Did you know: Ko Nang Yuan is a small island very close to Ko Tao
Located not too far from Koh Tao is the stunning Koh Nang Yuan Islands. Here is everything you need to know about Koh Nang Yuan.
Located not too far from the idyllic diving islands of Koh Tao is an island called Koh Nang Yuan. You might have seen photos of it. The enticing aquamarine waters, the white sand, and the picturesque rocks setting the perfect scene. Due to its close location to popular islands like Koh Tao and Koh Samui, a visit to Koh Nang Yuan is often part of every traveller’s agenda. So if you’re in Koh Tao and find yourself taking a break from the underwater world, here is everything you need to know about doing a day trip in

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Koh Nang Yuan.
How to Get to Koh Nang Yuan
Koh Nang Yuan from Koh Tao
From Koh Tao, Koh Nang Yuan is only a 15-20 minute ride via long tail boats. Although you can easily book a snorkelling trip from any tour agency or operator, the cheapest way, and the one we recommend is just by chartering a longtail boat yourself. You can negotiate a price but a rough estimate is 100-150 Baht one way. Unless you’re planning to stay on the island overnight, secure a ride going back and arrange with the boatman beforehand. Swap contact info so you don’t end up walking around trying to find a boat that will take you back to Koh Tao.

Located north of Koh Tao, the island is a combination of three small islands connected by a three-way stretch of pure white sands, offering a stunning view. The rich marine life, coral reef formation and snorkelling spots are what the island is known for. Accommodations and facilities are available with daily boat service to and from Koh Tao.

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koh nang yuan from Phuket
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